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Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society

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The Noetic Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit group with members in Southern California and around the world, who have been inspired to study Homer, Parmenides, the pre-Socratics, Plato, the neo-Platonists, and other perennial philosophers and mystics, not for academic reasons, but for personal spiritual growth. The society was founded by Pierre Grimes, PhD in 1967, and was incorporated in 1978.



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Synopsis Pierre leads the Noetic Society Parmenides study group through another session. Today we read Synopsis Republic, Books 3 & 8 Highlights Geometry, Axioms and PMW with Jed “Do you believe you are here?” Wholes and parts What is an objection? Dream exploration with KevinG Continued discussion of book 8 of Plato’s Republic There is a decline or procession, down from Aristocracy to Timocracy to Democracy to Tyranny. But is there any reversion (back up) in evidence in Book 8? (No)...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, republic, book03, book08, NSPMW, NSDRM
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Nov 14, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Another Saturday morning NS meeting with Pierre. Eldar shares a dream, which hits home with several of us, and a post-discussion ensues. Highlights Eldar explores a dream with Pierre midwifing When was the last time we sacrificed to the gods !? (Nobody in the modern world does) References Socrates’ prayer to the gods From Phaedrus 279b : O beloved Pan and all ye other gods of this place, grant to me that I be made beautiful in my soul within, and that all external possessions be in...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSSAT, pg1, NSDRM
Synopsis Pierre leads the Noetic Society Parmenides study group through another session. Today we read Synopsis Another Wednesday afternoon with Pierre on Zoom. Some dream explorations, then Euclid’s applicability to mystic questions and discussion of Cephalus in Plato’s Republic . Highlights Barbara, ChrisC, and Regina explore their recent dreams with Pierre midwifing (with Regina and Josh) Geometry and Proclus: the axioms of Self expression always wanting to show itself Self sees our...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, republic, book01, NSDRM
Synopsis A Wednesday afternoon group meet with Pierre. Highlights Discussion of Cause and Providence What is a Cause? What is Providence (pronoia in Greek)? The Mind seeing with the Mind ‘Agathos Eidos’: The Beheld Good The Power: the Daimon, bringing about a personal communication with the Higher Eternal There’s a power that understands every single problem, and in every way is trying to help: That’s Providence Barbara’s Dream Exploration Analyzing and answering Jed’s question...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, commentary-on-parmenides, chap5, proclus, NSDRM
Synopsis Another fun Saturday morning with Pierre and the NS gang. Pierre works a little ‘light’ midwifery with JulieH. Various questions and a dream. We finish off with Jed taking another shot at discerning Socrates’ motive on page 1 of Plato’s Republic . Highlights Philosophical Midwifery with JulieH Dream exploration with David Discussion with Regina on Doubt Discussion with Jed (Republic) Dream Texts David’s Dream 2020-10-23 1 I am at school. We are roller skating or something. I...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSSAT, pg1, republic, book01, NSDRM, NSPMW
Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
Oct 23, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Discussion of beginning of Plato’s Republic again with Jed; Three dream explorations; a question about Appolonius from Chris Highlights Third go with with Jed attempting to answer Pierre’s question about what is going on on page 1 of Plato’s Republic: Why does Socrates stay in the Piraeus and go with Glaucon to Cephalus’ house, and not return to Athens? How do you spot a reason? How do you recognize a motive? What conclusions are definitive, i.e., they solve the problem? Dream...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, republic, book01, NSDRM
Synopsis On this Wednesday afternoon, JulieH and Regina explore a dream and dream fragment. Jed takes another shot at answering Pierre’s question about what is going on page 1 of the Republic , and why Socrates goes along. Highlights JulieH explores a dream she had this morning, with Pierre midwifing. Jed and Pierre continue to explore page 1 of Book 1 of Plato’s Republic (continued from last Friday ): Why does Socrates stay and go to Cephalos’ house? Dream fragment exploration with...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, republic, book01, NSDRM
Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
Oct 18, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Pierre leads the Noetic Society Parmenides study group through another session. Today we read Synopsis This Sunday afternoon, Pierre doesn't show up until 44 minutes past the hour. So while waiting, we start in without him, trying our hand at helping Barbara explore a recent dream. Later, Pierre comes in and takes it much further – as may be expected! – and we get to compare our questions with his. Then Aram asks a question about applicability of dreams to wider contexts, which...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, NSDRM
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Oct 17, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Another fine Saturday morning exploring dreams with Pierre’s midwifery. Highlights Continuation of Kate’s dream exploration from last night . Exploration of Josh’s Dream More exploration of Darlene’s dream from September 12th . A brief hello and announcement from Juan Balboa on his latest translation of Damascius (See references, below) Dream Texts Kate’s Dream (reprinted from yesterday) Brother came back in the dream. I was trying to get something to record him. He was just...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSSAT, pg1, NSDRM
Synopsis Another interesting, curious Friday evening with Pierre.. This time discussing multiple subjects, and doing one dream. Highlights Regina will be teaching a (Euclid’s) Geometry class using Rod Walbank’s model which he taught her in his class Literalism Dream analysis Pierre’s story about Enlightenment, and Reincarnation Understanding Symmetry Every single principle necessary for the dialectic emerges from the 4th dimension. Sensation, Perceptions, Concepts, Intuition Why the...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, republic, book01, NSDRM
Synopsis Pierre leads the Noetic Society Parmenides study group through another session. Today we read Synopsis Another great Wednesday afternoon talking with Pierre online. We discuss several interesting topics, and do a dream with Belinda. Highlights John Anthony West’s book, “Serpent in the Sky: The High Wisdom of Ancient Egypt” ISBN-10: 0835606910; ISBN-13: 978-0835606912 https://www.amazon.com/Serpent-Sky-Wisdom-Ancient-Egypt/dp/0835606910...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, republic, NSDRM
Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
Oct 10, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis On this Saturday morning, Eldar, Sayon, and Kevin explore their dreams with Pierre. Highlights Some initial discussion of Proclus’ dialectic in his Commentary on Plato’s Parmenides (per ChrisC). Exploration of Eldar’s, Sayon’s, and Kevin’s dreams with Pierre midwifing Dream Texts Eldar’s Dream I was riding my bike down a parking garage and I came to a spot where I jumped down from a considerably tall ledge onto a lower level. At the same time I was hearing an advertisement...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSSAT, pg1, commentary-on-parmenides, NSDRM, proclus
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Oct 9, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis On this Friday night NS meeting online, Kate, Jed, and Chris each explore recent dreams with Pierre. Dream Texts Kate’s Dream 1 In hospital getting a shot. Mom was there. When I finished the shot I talked to another doctor who said he could give shots too. I said ‘good, I’ll get one next time from him’. Then I wandered about the building and caught a bus. In a dark train station. 2 It took me to the middle of town in New Orleans and I got out and had the bus driver stop because...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSDRM, pg1
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Oct 3, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis On this Saturday morning, Barbara, Belinda, Kate, and Grace explore their recent dreams with Pierre midwifing. Dream Texts Barbara’s Dream October 1 2020 In this dream I’m with some people (fellow spiritual seekers) we go to a, or end up at a large, clear, (naturally living, rock and algae) rock lined lake in the midst of (surrounded by) low mountains. And, to get down to the lake, there’s various ways (less direct, ways around) , but one way involves going down the rocky side of...
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Synopsis Pierre introduces a question across Plato’s dialogues. Then he helps Jed, Chris, and Regina explore their dreams. Highlights Consider the ending of each of Plato’s dialogues: Did the person learn or change? (The real issue is courage .) Jed’s dream exploration, and post-discussion about midwifery Dream explorations with Chris and Regina Dream Texts Ged’s Dream – Sat 3 Oct 2020 SCENE 1 My friend Heath had gone to a prison, and when i walked to the prison with him i had given...
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Synopsis We discuss Pleasure and pain in the Phaedo, and then the Republic, and their relation to Courage, the True Lie, and Real Being. At the end, JulieH explores a dream with Pierre. Highlights Discussion of Phaedo and συκκεκραμενη
(‘mixed’) in 59A Phaedo Pleasure and Pain and Addiction Definition of Courage in Book 2 of Plato’s Republic (see our NS Reading List ) What is the relationship between sexuality and philosophy? What is the belief that is so important that...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, phaedo, republic, book02, book04, NSDRM
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Sep 27, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis This Sunday online, Josh and Barbara explore their recent dreams, with Pierre midwifing. Afterwards, discussion on wholes. Dream Texts Josh’s Dream I had this dream three times last night. I woke up three times and each of those three times I had the dream three times and during each of those times the dream occurred about three or four times repeatedly. In this dream I am at times watching a teacher teach a lesson and another times and the teacher teaching the lesson. The dream...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSDRM, pg1
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Sep 26, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis On this Saturday, Belinda, Aram, Sayon, and Darlene explore the meaning of their recent dreams, with Pierre midwifing. Dream Texts Belinda’s Dream I was putting pieces of like flowers together to make more flowers so like a progression of evolution of flowers Aram’s Dream – Wed 23 Sept 2020 Dream A Scene 1 i am going to the supermarket. on the way in, i bump in to T. we exchange greetings. i am wearing the fluorescent yellow vest he gave me. we both try to make a funny/pleasant...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSDRM, pg1
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Sep 25, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Eldar, JeffL, and Bradley explore their recent dreams with Pierre midwifing. Dream Texts Eldar’s Dream I’m walking up to a beach with my dad and another person. Maybe we had gotten there on a detour or we were showing the 3rd person something. I say to my dad “Oh look, the sand looks just like the sand in Croatia! It goes from brown to white as you get closer to the water.” I started to really feel like I was back in Croatia. He agreed.
 Then I walked onto the beach and then...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSDRM, pg1
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Sep 20, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Pierre leads the Noetic Society Parmenides study group through another session. Today we read Synopsis Grace explores a couple of recent dreams with Pierre. Highlights Dream exploration with Grace Barbara and Eldar on what is good about studying Greek What article needs to be written to wake up our culture to the destruction it is about to bring upon itself What dialog could be written with a person who holds these current values? How do you know whether or not a person can do...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, NSDRM
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Sep 18, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Regina explores a dream with Pierre. Later Pierre asks us to consider why all religions and spiritual systems avoid the question of why we are here, why the soul wants to be reborn, and what is the purpose of our existence? Highlights Regina’s dream exploration with Pierre, and encouragement to write on the Self Plato goofed. All religions and spiritual systems have the same problem, and therefore, they are all inadequate. None of them ask, “Why am I here?”, and “Why does the...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, NSDRM
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Sep 16, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Jed and JulieH explore recent dreams with Pierre. A bit of chat at beginning and end. Highlights Regina asks a question about a section of Book 5 in Proclus’ Commentary on Plato’s Parmenides Jed explores a dream with Pierre JulieH explores a dream with Pierre At the end, Pierre says: There is a hole in Plato. In the myth of Er (in the Republic), he doesn’t have anyone reborn as a philosopher. Why not? That leads to a rather perilous conclusion: This is true for Buddhism, Taoism,...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSDRM, pg1
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Synopsis Pierre leads the Noetic Society Parmenides study group through another session. Today we read Synopsis Today we discuss whether Philosophical Midwifery (PMW) can reach the same heights as any religion – or higher. We focus on Buddhism. At the end, Bradley explores a dream with Pierre which deals precisely with this subject. Synchronicity, baby. Highlights Pierre asks folks if they have an idea for what to talk about today. He picks David. David suggests topic: An explanation of the...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, NSDRM
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Sep 12, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Darlene explores a dream with Pierre. Dream Texts Darlene's Dream -- Mon 7 Sept 2020 Jürgen and I are looking out over the ocean. We’re standing on a high cliff looking out. The ocean is below and out. I (or we?) see the ocean waters rising steadily up the cliff. We decide to return home and pack and leave for the high ground. There’s a sense we have time but we must hurry. I go through in my mind who I have to alert - some friends and family. I think about posting something on...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSDRM, pg1
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Sep 11, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Regina explores a dream with Pierre. Some discussion that this brings up on the importance of reflection. Then an exploration with Eldar of his dream. Highlights Regina’s dream exploration Discussion Pierre asks us if we followed the exploration with Regina the importance of Reflection what to do with tyranny How do you test for meaning? How do you go from what something is, to why it is? What is the importance of Regina’s statement about if she says something, it will get worse?...
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Synopsis Pierre leads the Noetic Society Parmenides study group through another session. Today we read Synopsis Jed explores a dream with Pierre. This gets them into a discussion of Justice, Wisdom, Knowledge, and Courage in Plato’s Republic (which do not have the same meanings as in our language). Belinda explores a dream with Pierre at the end. Highlights Jed’s Dream Wisdom and Knowledge Courage, Pleasure and Pain the danger of calling the wrong things, ‘Good’ Is Plato trying to...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, republic, NSDRM
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Sep 6, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Kate and Grace explore their recent dreams with Pierre midwifing. Dream Texts Kate’s Dream – Sun 6 Sept 2020 {Old house in L.A. Driving through. I lived outside of the city in the country east of LA. Came in with Dawn who just had another baby. I was mad at her? She had another baby? Also because she was mad at me (which is true in life). Nadine (Debbie who called herself by her middle name for the last few years of her life) was there off and on. Glad she was because she’d deal...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSDRM, pg1
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Sep 5, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Another good Saturday morning chat with Pierre. This morning, Pierre has a short chat (‘midwife-light’) with Nastasja, then midwifes Regina and Belind on their recent dreams. Dream Texts Regina’s Dream – 5 Sept 2020 There was a woman who was giving instruction on a certain kind of meditation. And we were practicing, and we were repeating what she was giving us. And we got to a particular pharse. And she read it. Duo, duos, dudo duos. I said duo, duce, duo. And I said oh, it’s...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSSAT, pg1, NSDRM
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Aug 28, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis JeffL and KateS explore their recent dreams with Pierre on a Friday night. Pierre gives us all tips on philosophical midwifery, and its relationship to philosophy and dreams. Highlights 7:10 Does PMW presuppose a platonic philosophy and Dreamwork and PMW is not for personal enhancement. It is for philosophy It’s not just for getting into our psychology, but working on more noble goals. JeffL’s dream The qualities of Justice as described in Book 6 of Plato’s Republic What does a...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, NSDRM
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Aug 22, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis With Pierre as midwife, Ged, Belinda, and Bradley explore the meaning in their recent dreams. Dream Texts Ged’s Dream – Sat 22 August 2020 SCENE 1 A I go into the back room of my childhood house, and there were people playing cricket. I joined them as a fielder, and saw that the ball wasnt coming my way, so i moved to the other side of the field where i thought this particular batter might be inclined to hit the ball. Another ball was bowled, and the batter missed it, but from the...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSSAT, pg1, NSDRM
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Aug 19, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Ged explores a dream with Pierre, woven in and out in pieces with our regular Wednesday meeting . Dream Texts Ged’s Dream 19th August 2020 SCENE 1 The first think i said was, “You have got to change your Self Image, but you do that by focusing on a different one. But then ultimately you want to get rid of that image, and you do that by focusing on the role”. There was a bridge over some water, it was a rope. I walked along it, and the rope broke. Then i was standing on the side....
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Synopsis Another fun Sunday afternoon with Pierre, on Zoom/Jitsi. First, JulieH asks Pierre for help understanding the neo-platonic practice of “theurgy”. Then Pierre midwifes Michelle in exploring a recent message from the “Dream Master”. Finally, Pierre proposes a new study group for newer members for studying the Platonic dialogues (as opposed to the more advanced work with Parmenides and Proclus), and we decide on how to proceed with that. Highlights (with JulieH) the spiritual...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, NSDRM
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Aug 14, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Ged explores a dream with Pierre before our regular meeting . Recitification of names (proper naming). Putting the virtues from Plato’s Republic - esp Justice - on the scenes in the dream. JeffL reviews a fantasy while in Sesshin. Also some of his own notes from another recent Divine Luminosity experience Dream Texts Ged’s Dream – Fri 13 August 2020 SCENE 1 On a spaceship. And thinking about whether i would join that spaceship. It was small, one main, open room, and only a few...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSDRM, pg1, NSPMW
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Jul 25, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Another fun Saturday morning with Pierre and insights from dreamwork and midwifery. Highlights Kate explores a dream with Pierre on a Saturday morning. This leads Sayon to suggest the 5-Second rule (1) to help one move forward on projects, whether asking for a raise or working on a project, which leads to a philosophical midwifery (PMW) talk with Sayon and Pierre about Sayon’s own “clan’s” rules against pursuing his own goals. We explore a dream with Regina A bit of discussion...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSSAT, pg1, NSDRM, NSPMW
Synopsis A Sunday afternoon Jitsi’ing with Pierre and the NS. Pierre starts with some questions for us to consider. He gives us a snippet of his writing, asking what the relationship is of the pathologos to the Junior Gods and the Demiurgos. Raphael explores a dream with Pierre’s help. Pierre solicits reactions to the writing. Julie does a little Philosophical Midwifery with Pierre. Highlights Should the list of causes include all kinds of creation or only 1 (the one that the Demiurgos...
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Jul 18, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Pierre explores dreams with Jed, Josh, Sayon, JeffL, and AnthonyN on a Saturday morning. Dream Texts Jed’s dream – Wed 15 July 2020 SCENE 1 I go to this house. And i use a toilet that was in the middle of the kitchen. I move it out into another room, and its ok. But then i come back and there are 2 turds on the floor, and i thought that it must be because the toilet wasnt attached to plumbing when i was using it a moment ago. Laurel (mother) is in the kitchen, and she is ignoring...
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Jul 11, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis This Saturday there is a some introductory discussion, mostly Barbara and Don, and then Pierre, and then for the rest of the session, Eldar explores a dream with Pierre. There are technical issues with today’s recording – see below. Highlights Discussion between Barbara and Don Pierre tries to get us started on Cause and the Timaeus We pick up a pretty fundamental/phenomenal dream exploration with Eldar (text below) Dream Text Eldar’s Dream I was in a situation I had been in...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSSAT, pg1, NSDRM
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Jun 28, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Jed and Grace explore recent dreams with Pierre on Sunday afternoon in the middle of our regular meeting . Dream Texts Jed’s Dream – Mon 29th June 2020 SCENE 1 I go to a soccer park to try out for a soccer team. My footwork is a bit clumsy. My foot feels like it moves slower than I’m used to. So I can’t do the moves I want to do, and I can barely keep the ball in the game. It’s difficult and then the practice/try outs end much sooner than I expected. And I realise that I must...
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Jun 26, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Before our regular Friday night talk , Pierre helps JeffL explore a recent dream. Dream Texts JeffL’s Dream – Thu 25 June 2020 I’m going with Brad T and we’re going down this alley. We’re going to a pizza parlor. There is a group of us and our friend Chris ordered the pizzas and we are going to pick them up. The pizzas are already paid for and everything. We also happen to be in Arkansas. We go into the pizza shop and I’m thinking “damn Arkansas, isn’t this a Covid...
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Jun 20, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis This Saturday morning we start out with a dream exploration with Kate (here) and then go on to more Parmenides study . Dream Texts Kate’s Dream – Thu 18 June 2020 Driving to mountain area? Janet was there, we were kind of party/gathering? Janet was drinking. I asked her about it. She said she drinks occasionally and it was ok. Thought about how it would be if I drank. A man, driving to mountain area. I in passenger seat, car stopped a few times but he wasn’t concerned about it. A...
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Jun 17, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Today Pierre first helps Sean explore a recent dream, and then we go into our regular Wednesday Parmenides study . Dream Texts Sean’s Dream – Wed June 17th 2020 6:55A I was in some sort of sea-side town and I had a horse. I was riding a horse. I had just come from a reggae concert, and I remember after the concert I had… I think there was someone that I was working with and we were sharing a hotel room and I remember being, I remember lying in bed with her and thinking how...
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Synopsis Pierre leads the Noetic Society Parmenides study group through another session. Today we read Synopsis Sunday afternoon with Pierre and the Parmenides study group. Dream explorations with Grace and Michelle. Parmenides. Black Lives Matter. Highlights Initial discussion Grace’s Dream What happens when you are looking into a subject, and you’ve looked at all the possibilities. You’ve done it all. Can we say you have a complete understanding of it? If you have a complete...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, parmenides, hyp1, NSDRM
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Jun 12, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Eldar and Grace explore their recent dreams with Pierre on a Friday night gathering on Jitsi, in between some other interesting questions . Grace’s dream brings up philosophical issues of relativism and the problem of materialism (empiricism) in our current kind of science. Dream Texts Eldar’s Dream My mum had just gotten back from somewhere. We greeted each other. She looked like she had something on her mind. My dad was there too. I think there was a diagram or photo of my...
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Jun 6, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Another fun Saturday morning with Pierre. We start out (here) with exploring a dream with Eldar. Then we continue the discussion with our normal Saturday morning informal chat , Pierre continuing on by asking folks what it does for them to listen and be present at a dream exploration. - Eldar, dream Dream Texts Eldar’s Dream I was arriving at my old place and there was a sense that it’s been quite a while, and that this is some kind of homecoming. I was in the garage and I was...
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Jun 5, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Before our Friday night study (of Parmenides) tonight , Regina explores a dream with Pierre’s help. Dream Text Regina’s Dream – Thu 4 June 2020 I had an image of a slide, it was wide, white slide and it had huge L’s letter, each one was a huge L. There were 3 of them that were noticeable. But where they came from was like the top of a slide. As they slide down they turned so the letter L was full and had depth. They were all big white translucent white. And as I was watching...
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Jun 3, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Today, before our regular study session on the Parmenides , Pierre helps Kate and Grace explore their recent dreams. Dream Texts Kate’s Dream – Tue 2 June 2020 In the house, came home to a young woman on the phone, talking, yelling to someone on the phone. 2 others, male and female were in another room, room mates of mine? I told her to leave, she didn’t belong there yelling on the phone. After she left I was mad at the other couple for letting her in. I went into the room and...
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Synopsis Another lovely Saturday morning with Pierre on Jitsi! What a super way to end (and re-start) the week. Topic Highlights Barbara’s discussion with Pierre on … Dream with Eldar Cause in the Ion , with DonB Robin’s Dream with JeffL 11:18am is Socrates showing evidence of possessing an art (in the Ion )? Must one use their knowledge to benefit the subject, which brings them into a better state of mind? Likewise, in Plato’s dialogue, Parmenides , did Socrates benefit in any way from...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSSAT, pg1, ion, symposium, parmenides, meno, NSDRM
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May 23, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Another fun Saturday morning Jitsi’ing with Pierre. For the first hour and a half (here), three of us explore our dreams with Dr. Grimes. Afterwards, for about a half hour, Pierre runs us through some more questions on the Ion . Dream Texts Eldar’s Dream Somehow I ended up in charge of these three kids, temporarily, as the care-taker of this house (which almost the same as my parent’s house). There was Bethany (a girl from New Zealand), my sister, [The milieu of the dream feels...
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May 22, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis On a Friday night Jitsi meeting, Philly explores a dream with Pierre in between our regular discussion . Dream Texts Philly’s Dream Scene 1 - It’s like this game where there are all these men who are wearing safety vests and safety hard hats, they all look to be like construction workers. - It’s like a montage of all these different men. - I’m not sure if I’m looking at a magazine or something but they’re pictures. - Each one is doing like nodding their heads low and it’s...
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Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
May 17, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Cathy and I (JeffS) had scheduled a time to talk with Pierre to look at our dreams. As it turns out, both of our dreams had something to do with Plato's dialogue, Ion , which Pierre had recently put us onto, as an exercise in mastering a Platonic dialogue. In Cathy's case, her dream directly involved an ex-husband who was a preacher who often gave the same talk on the book of Isaiah. In Jeff's case, we looked at Jeff's dream using the same kinds of questions we used looking into the...
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May 17, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Sunday afternoon with Pierre. This was to be an NSPRM (Parmenides Study Group) meeting, but lately, Pierre has been asking anyone if they have any dreams they would like to do. There were three today, and a live event, so these four took up the whole meeting (and even went over a bit). Dreams with JeffL, Regina, and Michelle, then a live event with N D. Dream Texts Jeff L’s Dream – Sun 17 2020 “” I am in a big warehouse, staying there with a bunch of other guys. I can’t...
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Synopsis Another fun Saturday morning with Pierre, videoconferencing on Jitsi. Darlene and parenting wisdom, power, naming, Meno, being a “knower”, how to talk pleasantly Dream Explorations with Eldar, Josh PMW with Grace and reflecting on Josh's dream exploration Ion: Initial question for those of us studying it: Why is Ion not a ‘reciter’? Dream Texts Eldar's Dream I was at a house and at this house there was a loose cheetah. There was a woman with me and her child was somewhere in...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSSAT, pg1, NSDRM, NSPMW, nsvc
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May 15, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Belinda and Don explore their dreams with Pierre on Jitsi before we study Parmenides . Dream Texts Belinda's Dream I noticed I was very pale and thought to myself I need to get some sun. DonB's Dream -- “A Waking Vision” I am standing on the ground in a dark purple atmosphere; I look directly up from where I am standing and there is a black monad with expanding energy rings around it. The rings were eluminating purple light that surrounded me and all of my surroundings. "The...
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Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
May 9, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis On this lovely Saturday morning with Pierre over Jitsi, NS members Eldar and Regina explore their recent dreams, with Pierre mid-wifing. Then we continue with more discussion on Plato's Parmenides . Dream Texts Eldar's Dream I was walking to class and either I was joined by or I joined Helena (the girl I loved in high school). The way that we joined together was really special. And we were talking in a way that was really chill. It was like two rivers joining into one. As we were...
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Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
May 8, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Barbara, Belinda, and Bradley explore their dreams on a Friday night Jitsi'ing with Pierre, before this evening's talk/study . Dream Texts Barbara's Dream -- Thu 7 May 2020 This is a Thursday, the 7th of May and in the dream at this point I’m sitting on a bench waiting for a bus and I’m looking down at the area around a tree or a sapling and the tile work, or whatever covering is pushed up by these creatures. And when they come out it looks like they have little green wings, but...
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May 2, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis We start out our Saturday with dream explorations: Darlene, Don, Josh, Sayon. Afterwards, we go into further discussion on Homer and Philosophical Midwifery . Dream Texts Darlene's Dreams -- 17 March 2019 1st Dream: I have just woken up and am in a bedroom. I'm sitting on the floor next to my bed. The bed is low to the ground. PG is there. I think he also had slept in the same room but in another bed at the other end of the room. The room is long, horizontal. I am still in my pajamas....
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May 1, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Pierre midwifes Bradley and Grace on their recent dreams before the regular meeting tonight . Dream Texts Bradley's Dream -- Fri 1 May 2020 Chunying and I go into this shop and I was trying to figure out if this stuff was authentic Shaman goods; Guatemalan. ( I had 3 belt loops in my hand of different fabrications) Grace's Dream -- Sun 3 Sept 2017 and Mon 27 April 2020 -- “Golden Snitch” hanging upside down from a cliff... from my toes. like a bat. looking straight into dark...
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Synopsis Pierre leads the Noetic Society Parmenides study group through another session. Today we read First Hypothesis, P1-20, P100-102 Synopsis Another lovely Sunday afternoon Jitsi’ing with Pierre. He does one dream exploration with Barbara, and then we jump back into the Parmenides 1st hypothesis, reading over the same 20 lines we did yesterday, and also jumping to P100-102 (the end) as well, to see the conclusion. Topic Highlights and Pierre's Questions P1-P9: We are talking about “the...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSPRM, pg1, parmenides, hyp1, NSDRM, nsvc
Synopsis Another Friday night meeting Jitsi'ing with Pierre. Dreams from Jed, Belinda, and Grace. We discuss where to go next given Pierre's letter (below). We end up reading the first 20 ‘interactions’ between Parmenides and Aristoteles in the 1st hypothesis of Plato's Parmenides ( Balboa translation ), and discuss its conclusions regarding the Self. Topic Highlights Pre-discussion: Pierre asks EricG to go over his paper comparing his understanding of midwifery (actually, the pathologos)...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSFRI, pg1, parmenides, hyp1, NSDRM
Synopsis Dream Explorations with Bradley, Josh, and Jed Continued discussion under Pierre's leadership of Book 24 of Homer's Iliad . What can we conclude about what the Iliad and Chapter 24 are telling us about ourselves? Pierre's Questions to Us What's the point of reading this work? What can we get from it? How does it fit with the Will of Zeus? How would a Greek react/respond to this work? What would they take away? What did each of the people in Book 24 learn? Describe each participant...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSSAT, NSDRM, pg1, iliad, phaedrus, book24, homer, nsvc
Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
Apr 4, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Grace explores a dream with Pierre as the first item in our NS Saturday morning meeting today, before we continue with the study of the Iliad . Dream Text Grace's Dream -- Fri 3 April 2020 -- “Rabbit in the Forest” traffic accident. a car is tipped, engine on, gas leaking. back door open. a basket of kittens on the seat. i hand it the basket to a guy whose arm is gashed and ask him to take it to the hospital behind him. he stares at me and i growl “go” and he turns and walks...
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Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
Apr 3, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Three NS members explore their dreams with Pierre in a Jitsi video conference'd Friday night, before our regular meeting . Dream Texts Belinda's Dream The whole world is getting sick around me. But everyone is going about their lives like everything is normal. I go back in my mind to where this all started. I can remember the first person to have gotten sick, and what they ate right before they had it. It was an ice cream from an ice cream truck. I start yelling at everyone to not eat...
Topics: philosophy, plato, NSDRM, pg1, nsvc
Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
Mar 27, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis A Friday-night dream exploration with Pierre, with a little pre- and post- discussion. This is our first time having a Friday night meeting online (using the free and open-source Jitsi ) during the coronavirus shelter-in-place. Topic Highlights (0:00:30) Barbara and Pierre initial discussion of triads (a la Proclus) and the Destiny of Man (0:09:03) Barbara, (0:30:40) Regina, (0:44:22) Eric, and (1:20:20) Eldar explore their dreams with Pierre midwifing. (1:37:55) Pierre says hello to a...
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Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
Mar 13, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis We first discuss how we want to proceed given Corona virus, and Pierre announces we go ahead and cancel Friday nights (NSFRI's and NSDRM's) and Saturdays (NSSAT's) for the next 5 weeks. He also wants to move the upcoming seminar back a month (it had previously been planned for March 28 2020). Then EldarI (0:08:29) and JeffL (1:05:47) explore their dreams with Pierre's help midwifing. (Dream texts below) At the end (1:26:10), Barbara brings up the question of whether the Parmenides...
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Mar 6, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Three NS members explore their dreams on a Friday night before our regular talk , with Pierre mid-wifing. Belinda's Dream I was watching butterflies flap their wings. I then wondered if they do so effortlessly, just like humans do so as they walk. EricG's Dream -- Thu 5 March 2020 I'm in a math class. There's another student in this class who is a well known critical theorist and philosopher. We had already discussed prior about dreams. He had dismissed everything I said. The math...
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Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
Feb 21, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Three NS members unpack the meaning of our dreams sent to us, with Pierre's help as midwife. Dream Texts Eldar's Dream -- Thu 20 Feb 2020 I’m on a soccer field. I’m on the sidelines and I’m communicating with the goal-keeper. I’m just kind of hanging out there. The ball flies past me and hits the corner behind me where two walls meet. The ball bounces off the corner. The corner is outside of the soccer-pitch so technically the ball was out of bounds, but it bounced back into...
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Feb 14, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Four of us explore our dreams with Pierre's help as midwife. The theme tonight across all four dreams seems to be pointing out the “Whatever”s (a sure sign of a lack of Excellence) in our lives! Dream Texts Eldar's Dream -- Thu 13 Feb 2020 I'm at the airport and going back to Australia. I'm either in the US or in Germany. I'm at this coffee station near the check-in for my flight and I'm looking at what's available. It looks pretty empty. There's a lady there. I'm looking for a...
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Feb 7, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Eric explores a recent dream with Pierre's help. Dream Text EricG's Dream -- Sun 2 Feb 2020 It was like being in a video game, but the feeling of the environment was much more real. I was a relatively low rank or level in this world, and I had just killed someone in a fight who was of a similar rank. I went to inspect and pick up his equipment and armor to compare its quality to mine. His weapon and some of his armor were notably better than mine, so I replaced those pieces of...
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Jan 31, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Pierre midwifes NS members EricG and JeffL, and first-time visitor, AnthonyF, on the meaning of their dreams at a Friday night meeting. Note: There was no Friday night talk this evening -- just dreams. Dream Texts EricG's Dream -- Fri 31 Jan 2020 I recently restrung my guitar for the second time ever. I didn't do a great job and I had extra string coming out of the bottom of the guitar/bridge. I was at an NS meeting talking specifically with Jeff while Pierre was a few feet away....
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Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
Jan 25, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Another fun Saturday morning coffee and dialogue with Pierre. First RobinA explores a dream with Pierre as midwife, and after that, we get into a discussion of the nature of fascism. Dream Text Robin's Dream -- Sat 18 Jan 2020 Jeff was living in my home in Garden Grove. He and I were re-modeling rooms, and we were taking off the plywood, and the facade that was covering the beams. And as he and I were taking off the wood, there were many black widows walking on the beams and behind the...
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Jan 24, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Three members of the Noetic Society explore their dreams with Pierre on a Friday night. Dream Texts Barbara's Dream -- Wed 22 Jan 2020 In this dream I’m teaching students that are maybe in their 20s. I’m also in my twenties or maybe 30 and I'm giving them a test and the test involves doing an analysis, perhaps like an explicatio on a passage among other questions. And these examiners come by to talk about... And I'm saying to them “these students would do much better if it were...
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Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
Jan 18, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Another fun Saturday morning with Pierre. We warmed up with a little politics, and a discussion of how to break people (especially Trump-ites, but also entire societies) out of their heavy “belief” states. Then we dive into two dream explorations with JulieH and Eldar. (I was exhausted, so again, just an audio and some snapshots today, no video.) JulieH's dream exploration starts at about 0:34:15 (where I deleted about 10 minutes of silence while Pierre and the group read over her...
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Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
Jan 17, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Before tonight's talk on the Iliad , Pierre asked us as usual if anyone first had any dreams they'd like to explore. Tonight there was only JeffL, but he came with two dreams, and since we had time, Pierre explored them both with Jeff. The two dreams made a nice contrasting study. Dream Texts JeffL's Dreams Dream 1 -- Fri 17 Jan 2020 “#3” I'm fishing with Devon and Hippy Shane on a jetty. (ocean) I land a giant fish. It's a struggle to get it in. I pull it up and it's like a...
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Jan 11, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis Another fun Saturday morning with Pierre, who helped Josh, JulieH, and Regina explore their recent dreams. (JulieH brought in a dream that pre-dated the dream she explored last night with Pierre. We don't usually do this, since the message(s) from earlier dreams most often get repeated in later dreams. But Pierre and JulieH were able to mine good new insights from what she brought in.) Dream Texts Josh's Dream -- Thu 9 Jan 2020 I'm in some middle eastern country and im a guest in their...
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Jan 10, 2020 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Synopsis NS members JulieH and Eldar explore their dreams with Pierre midwifing. Dream Texts JulieH's Dreams -- Sun 5 Jan 2020 #1 Dream this morning I was in a line at the credit union. It wasn’t familiar to me. It was apparently close to closing on a Friday. There were lots of people — mainly women, there were a couple of lines. It was apparently a temporary location and the space was cramped. I had several checks from the Noetic Society that I needed to endorse and no flat service to work...
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